Spring into Spring at Springfield Lakes and get out and about exploring nature, a host of festivals, school holiday entertainment and much more.
Springfield Lakes area is looking beautiful this time of year when blossoms begin to bloom in the gardens and parklands, birdlife is prolific, there is warm sunshine and still a touch of crispness in the air.
Here are some ideas for getting out and about this Spring:
Take a Stroll in The Gardens
Enjoy a few hours of tranquility and peace in authentic Japanese inspired gardens at Nerima Gardens in Ipswich. Located within Queens Park in Ipswich, Nerima Gardens, is a celebration of two cultures. Japanese and Australian flora and design elements combine harmoniously to create a place of beauty and tranquility.
Take a guided tour of the gardens with interpretation of the key design elements before arriving at the Japanese Tea House. Conducted by your host, the Japanese tea ceremony is a traditional cultural activity involving the ceremonial preparation and presentation of matcha (powdered green tea).
Next tour dates available are:
- Sunday 18 September
- Sunday 23 October
- Session 1: 10am to 11:30am
- Session 2: 11:30am to 1pm
Cost: $10 per person. For bookings and more information visit Discover Ipswich
Take a Day Trip
Get out and about and explore the scenically abundant Scenic Rim during your stay in Springfield Lakes.
Whatever your fancy, there are many options in the Scenic Rim, including food and wine tastings, scenic tours and other sight-seeing adventures, or guided wildlife encounters and national park bushwalks, all within reach from Ipswich and Springfield Lakes.
You can download a map of the best self drive tours and itineraries, sight-seeing adventures, bushwalking and the food, wine, rail and arts trails. But there are also a number of tour operators that do sightseeing day tours of the Scenic Rim.
To download maps and itineraries got to Visit Scenic Rim
All Aboard a Steam Train
Get aboard an old steam train and relive a bygone era! Steam Train Sunday is a monthly event presented by The Workshops Rail Museum in Ipswich and departs from Roma Street Station in Brisbane.
The one hour trip passes through the City and city stations where you can enjoy river crossings and heritage-listed stations on your journey aboard vintage carriages. Trains depart at approximately 10:15am and 11:40am on selected Sundays. Tickets are $25 Adults and $15 Children.
For the next Steam Train Sunday journey and bookings visit The Workshops Rail Museum
Get on Your Bike
Spend at day at the challenging mountain biking courses at Hidden Vale Adventure Park at Grandchester.
Hidden Vale offers a variety of terrain and riding to suit all levels of ability. There is plenty to see and do while out on the trails with abundant wildlife and livestock roaming. Test your Skills on the man-made structures that include – balance beams, sea-saws, bridges and more. There are well signed and easy to follow trails that range from beginner to advanced.
When to ride: From 7am until late – 7 days a week.
Cost: $10 for a day pass
Location: 617 Grandchester Mount Mort Rd, Grandchester which is 55 kms from Springfield.
Springfield and Ipswich areas are teeming with events throughout the next few months. Take a look at these for starters:
- 17 Sep to 3 Oct – School Holiday entertainment at The Workshop Rail Museum – Science Station.
- 15 Sep to 2 Oct – Lennon Bros Circus at Redbank opposite Redbank Plaza.
- Sat 8 Oct – Ipswich Golden Jubilee Celebrations at Cooneana Heritage Centre, Ipswich.
- Fri 7 Oct – Light The Night walk through Springfield Central Parklands to help raise funds for the Leukaemia Foundation.
- Sat 15 Oct – Children’s Festival at Robelle Domain.
- 14 – 16 Oct – Jesus Christ Superstar at Ipswich Civic Centre.
- Sat 29 Oct – Ipswich Collectables Antique Fair – Ipswich Showgrounds.
- Tue 1 Nov – Melbourne Cup Day Luncheons – Ipswich Turf Club & Ipswich Civic Centre.
- Tue 1 Nov – Melbourne Cup Big Screen – Robelle Domain.
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